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News / 16 Oct 2017

Borenius Tops the IFLR1000 Rankings with Tier 1 Spots in All Ranked Categories

Borenius’ success in legal directories continues: we are the only Finnish firm to receive Tier 1 rankings in all ranked categories in the IFLR1000’s Financial & Corporate guide for the second year in a row. The practice areas covered in the IFLR1000 guide published on 13 October 2017 are Capital Markets, M&A, Banking & Finance, and Project Development.

The guide also recognised 14 of our lawyers in their specific fields of expertise. Senior Partner Jyrki Tähtinen was ranked as Expert Consultant in the fields of restructuring and insolvency and private equity. Expert Consultant is the highest individual recognition awarded by IFLR1000, and only four other Finnish colleagues share this esteemed acknowledgement with him.

We are especially grateful and proud of the excellent feedback we received from our clients:

Banking and finance
“Borenius provides constantly high-quality legal services. Partners listen carefully to clients and their particular wishes – you can be sure that you get a solution that is tailor made (…)”

Capital markets: Debt
“I have worked with all the major firms in Finland. I would say that Borenius is one of the best.”

Capital markets: Equity, M&A
“Borenius consistently provides top-level work. They are always available and very easy to work with. I have worked a lot with Borenius, very much enjoy our cooperation and expect to continue to work with them.”

Public M&A
“The corporate and finance teams at Borenius did a remarkable job for us in connection with a difficult cross-border going-private transaction without specific precedent in the marketplace. Their ability to give practical, commercial advice was key to achieving the client’s objectives.”

In addition to the highly praised practice areas, the client feedback further demonstrates the great service provided by our lawyers. Below are a few highlights of this feedback:

Juha Koponen
“Excellent work, totally available, amazing understanding of the market. I have worked with many lawyers at the firm and have always been impressed.”

Niina Nuottimäki
“Excellent work in all cases, very deep industry knowledge as well as detail in legal aspects.”

Johannes Piha
“Very good overall.”

Ari Syrjäläinen
“For capital markets, Ari Syrjäläinen, a recent addition to the team, is a stand out practitioner.”

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Visit the IFLR1000 website to see the rankings in detail.

The IFLR1000 is a guide to the world’s leading financial and corporate law firms and lawyers. The first rankings were published in 1990, and currently they conduct research on over 120 jurisdictions worldwide. The law firm rankings are based on three key criteria: transactional evidence from the last 12 months of business, peer and client feedback conducted by means of online feedback surveys, and phone and face-to-face interviews.

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